Errant suitcase leads to bomb response at PTC’s FAA facility

Fri, 07/10/2009 - 3:28pm
By: John Munford

A suitcase left outside the Federal Aviation Administration’s Atlanta TRACON building on Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City early Tuesday morning led police to treat it as a possible explosive device, officials said.

It wasn’t until later that it was determined the suitcase had been accidentally left behind by a TRACON employee whose wife picked him up at the facility, police said.

Because the suitcase was up against the building, officials had no choice but to treat it as a potential explosive device, police said. Bomb-sniffing dogs from Ft. Gillem in Forest Park were called in to assess the risk, and ultimately police learned the suitcase didn’t contain any explosives, police said.

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